May-June 2008 Table of Contents

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Benches Built for Comfort Benches Built for Comfort

A curved back makes for relaxing seating. Read more

Creating a Safety Program Creating a Safety Program

Plan for the worst to keep workers safe and OSHA happy. Read more

Urban Outdoor Spaces DAY'S END Urban Outdoor Spaces

Photo essay showing urban decks and outdoor spaces Read more

DECK LEDGER Trademarks Protect Your Company's Good Name

Trademarks protect your company’s good name Read more

Tools for a Deck Builder Editor's Letter Tools for a Deck Builder

Editor reminisces on deck building in the 1980s Read more

Getting Started With Outdoor Kitchens Getting Started With Outdoor Kitchens

Capitalize on a hot trend to expand your business. Read more

Heard on the Forums (deckmagazine.com) LETTERS Heard on the Forums (deckmagazine.com)

Bosch riving knife; heard on PDB’s forums; more Read more

Thermally Modified Wood; Unsafe Scaffold Planks DECKING NEWS Thermally Modified Wood; Unsafe Scaffold Planks

Also: 2007 IRC Supplement; calendar of events; more Read more

QUESTION & ANSWER Installing a Deck Without Ripping Boards; Code-Approved Flashing; Don’t Set Posts on Slabs

Cut the joists to length after decking; code helpful but building official has final say on flashing; point loads can crack the slab Read more

Using the Prescriptive Residential Deck Construction Guide STRUCTURE Using the Prescriptive Residential Deck Construction Guide

Using the American Forest & Paper Association’s Prescriptive Residential Deck Construction Guide Read more

Tips for Building By the Sea Tips for Building By the Sea

New England coastal weather calls for added attention to flashing, fastening, and furnishing. Read more

DeWalt DW718 Sliding Compound Miter Saw TOOL KIT DeWalt DW718 Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Also: Hardcap Safety Chisel; Rocket Anchor; Field and Stream Pants Read more

What's New in Decking What's New in Decking

More colors, textures, and materials mean more opportunities for you to close the deal. Read more

Editor's Letter When Readers and Advertisers Talk Back

Editor encourages readers and manufacturers to write in Read more

Staying Dry PRODUCTS Staying Dry

Under-deck drainage; screw-hole plugs; fancy risers; PVC porch decking Read more

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